Biography of the Bradley Family of Pavilion, NY

The first known of the Bradley family in the United States was Stephen Bradley, a soldier of Oliver Cromwell's army, who came over from England in 1642, and located in Guilford, Conn. Stephen, the fifth in the order of descent, came to Sunderland, Charlotte County, Province of New York (now Vermont), in 1774, and was great-grandfather to William L. J. F. M. Bradley, his grandfather, lived to be 100 years old. Leman, father of William L., came to Pavilion in 1811, and served in the War of 1812. December 27, 1821, he married Mary Hill, of this town, who was the first school teacher in Pavilion. They had five children, viz.: Mary J., Hermione G., Miles L., Sarah I.; and William L. Mary J., Miles L., and Sarah I. are deceased. William L. Bradley was born June 17, 1836, in the house which he now owns, and where he resides. He received a common school and academic education, and now holds the position of justice of the peace, is one of the commissioners of the United States Deposit Fund, and is a surveyor, conveyancer, and farmer. December 11, 1866, he married Fanny M., youngest daughter of Horace Bradley, of Pavilion. Center, and they have had six children, viz.: Lee, who died in infancy; and Mary I., Etta E., Robert L. and Horace S. (twins), and Bertha E., who survive. Mr. and Mrs. Bradley reside near Pavilion Center.

E. T. Bradley, who was born January 21, 1838, where he now resides, at the age of 16 started in life to earn a livelihood for himself August 19, 1862, he enlisted in Co. I, 151st N. Y. Vols., was selected as corporal, and participated in the battle of Mine Run, Va., and was wounded in the right elbow. After being in the hospital at Alexandria nine months he was discharged as sergeant Since his return he has been engaged in farming and coopering, beginning the latter business in i868. He has served three years as justice, five years as clerk, two terms as deputy sheriff, and now holds the position of constable and collector. He is a son of Horace and Emeline (Bigelow) Bradley, natives respectively of Sunderland, Vt., and New York. Horace Bradley came to Pavilion with his parents in 1814, with an ox-team. He reared four children, Ainanda, E. T., Sophia, and Fannie. He died May 22, 1855, aged 58 years. Horace was a son of Benjamin Bradley, who was born in Vermont, married Sally Brunson, reared five sons and two daughters, and died aged 89 years.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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